Christchurch Call community consultation: final report

Extremists Social media Terrorism New Zealand

In May 2019, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron launched the Christchurch Call (the Call) to eliminate Terrorist and Violent Extremist Content (TVEC) online. The Call is a set of voluntary commitments by supporters – governments and companies – based on the conviction that a free, open, and secure internet offers extraordinary benefits to society.

A year and a half later, the governments of New Zealand and France – as cofounders of the Call – conducted The Christchurch Call Community Consultation to better understand how Call supporters have implemented the Call’s commitments and to identify those areas in which further work is needed. 

This report summarises the contributions received and presents key findings from the consultation. Its purpose is to provide a snapshot of the measures implemented by supporters to meet Call commitments, to understand their perceptions of the initiative’s effectiveness, and to assist in identifying productive areas for further work.

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